Pros And Cons Of Living Near A School For Those Who Don't Have Children

8 November 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Living in a school neighborhood is glorified – and with good reason. Here are some of the benefits home buyers will enjoy by living near a school even if they don't have kids:

Good Security

Schools neighborhoods tend to be safer than other areas. This is partly because of the type of people who prefer to live in such areas as well as the regular patrols that police officers have in school neighborhoods. Of course, minor crimes such as vandalism may be prevalent, especially if the school in question is a middle or high school, but not serious crimes.

Good Road Maintenance

The society as a whole holds children and children's education in high esteem, which means education infrastructure is usually well maintained even in areas with modest financial means. Politicians also know that dilapidated infrastructure near schools can sink them, which is why they don't neglect such areas. This means you are likely to enjoy good roads (even snow isn't allowed to accumulate in such areas) if you are living next to a school.

Safe Roads

The government understands that children cannot be expected to maintain the same situational awareness near roads that adults are expected to display. Children cross roads carelessly all the time, and some of them even play by the roadside. This is one of the reasons school neighborhoods have lower speed limits than other areas. This can be a great advantage to you if you like walking because it reduces the risk of being hit by a car.

Good Resale Value

Properties around schools tend to attract good prices, especially if the school in question is known for its good quality. Also, the advantages of living near a school tend to outweigh the disadvantages. Therefore, you are likely to enjoy a good resale value for your home if you ever decide to sell it.

Unfortunately, living near a school isn't all rosy; there are a few disadvantages to be aware of, such as these two:

Limited Peace and Tranquility

If you live near a school, expect to be exposed to constant noise from traffic (children getting to and from school), sounds of children playing, and noise from sporting events. You may also have to resign yourself to occasional or regular exposure to bright lights if you live right next to the school.

Air Pollution

Although roads in school neighborhoods usually don't have fast cars, they tend to have high traffic density. This leads to considerable air pollution, which may be bad for your respiratory health.